One person was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Monday on Athens Highway at Gaines Mill Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
A red Ford Ranger was being driven northbound around 3 p.m. in the left lane. In the turning lane, a white van was traveling south on Athens Highway headed toward Gaines Mill Road.
“The van failed to yield while turning left,” said GSP Trooper Jonathan Stamey.
The van spun around after impact, while the Ford Ranger overturned.
“Gasoline was leaking from the car, so they had to secure that,” Stamey said of first responders. It was unclear, Stamey said, whether the gasoline was from the truck’s fuel tank or from canisters.
Ladders and tools spilled out of the truck, said Donald Smith of Gainesville Towing and Recovery.
“There was a ton of glass,” he said.
The driver of the van, Stamey said, was uninjured, while the driver of the truck was transferred to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with injuries. Stamey didn’t know the severity of the injuries or release the identities of those involved in the crash. The airbag was inflated in the Ford Ranger.
He said alcohol was involved.
Northbound traffic on Athens Highway stood still while responders cleaned up the scene. The intersection reopened around 4:15 p.m.